Cincinnati-based Joe Jencks makes his music and his living on the road, where the singer-songwriter has built a following among folkies and labor activists. He stops by THE COFFEE HOUSE to share two songs, about the life of a migrant laborer and being true to one’s calling. Topics: singer-songwriter, folk, music
Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelly are much honored solo singer-songwriters who now perform together. Hear a clip from Cletus's song, "Celestial Dance," one of two they sing on this edition of The Coffee House. Topics: singer-songwriter, cletuskennelly.com
Brit Cat Stevens, AKA Yusuf Islam, once recorded a tune, "Miles From Nowhere," that eerily captures the former pop singer's deportation from the US as a potential terrorist. Here's a clip from The Coffee House in October 2004. Topics: singer, deportation, Islam
Baltimore Sun environmental reporter Tom Pelton on the proposed Clean Cars bill in Maryland; Susan Wood on the nationwide campaign to vaccinate 11 and 12 year old girls against the HPV virus; ethnic and specialty farming; in memory of Molly Ivins and Fr. Robert Drinan; amd singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. Topics: emissions, auto, farming, smoked fish, HPV virus, vaccine, singer-songwriter
Run-down of items on March 2008 show: Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation Sarah Bloom Raskin on the sub-prime mortgage crisis; "Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage" author Nancy Polikoff; a defense by the county executive spokesman of the deal to bring the Fillmore brand music venue to Silver Spring, MD; international dance innovators Nina Watt and Keith Thompson; poet Kyle Dargan; and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. Topics: mortgage, sub-prime, marriage, dance, singer-songwriter, poet
Run-down of items on March 2008 show: Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation Sarah Bloom Raskin on the sub-prime mortgage crisis; "Beyond Straight and Gay" author Nancy Polikoff; a defense by the county executive spokesman of the deal to bring the Fillmore brand music venue to Silver Spring, MD; international dance innovators Nina Watt and Keith Thompson; poet Kyle Dargan; and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. Topics: sub-prime, marriage, live music, dance, poetry, singer-songwriter
Gov. Ehrlich's Election Year Budget After successive years of spending cuts, and threatening further cuts unless the General Assembly supports the introduction of slot machines into Maryland, Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich now comes bearing gifts, proposing the largest state spending increases in a generation (and without having slots as a revenue source). The apparent big winners in the 2007 budget: Corrections officers and higher education. But wait: It's an election year and a good time to... Topics: budget, Maryland, Sojourners, politics, faith, gardening, invasive, native, poetry,...
Jennifer O'Connor, performing live at the Cake Shop, NYC on Apr 25 2006. The song 'Garden Dirt' is, as yet, unrecorded, But Jennifer does have anew album coming out on Matador Records in August. More info: http://punkcast.com/957 Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, indie, female, singer/songwriter, folk, acoustic
Rose Melberg performing live at Cake Shop on Apr 25 2006. The song 'Each New Day' is from her new album 'Cast Away The Clouds' on Double Agent Records. More info: http://punkcast.com/957 . Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, indie, female, singer/songwriter, folk, acoustic
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: ARE SLOTS THE SALVATION OF HORSE RACING AND FISCALLY STRAPPED STATES? With attendance at horse races steadily declining, and Maryland facing structural budget shortfalls into the foreseeable future, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller are once again floating slots at race tracks as the horse racing industry’s and the state’s fiscal salvation. But based upon the experience of neighboring states, the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green reports... Topics: news, public afairs, arts, New Orleans, gambling, agriculture, singer-songwriter, poetry
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing... Topics: Arts, human rights, footbal, Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney, solar, China, green jobs, poetry,...